Located in LY 101 (hallway outside Dr. John Archer Library)
Arches, c. 2000
Ceramic, photograph, bead
11 3/4″ x 8 5/8″x 9/16“
Gift of Dr. Morris C. Shumiatcher, O.C., S.O.M., Q.C. and Dr. Jacqui Clay Shumiatcher, S.O.M., C.M., 2018; sc.2018.42
Through decreasing archways, the viewers’ eye is led down a pathway to a mystery at the centre of Cara Driscoll’s sculpture, Arches (c. 2000): a tiny pearl. The artist took the photograph during a trip to Fatehpur Sikri, India, with her partner, artist Jack Sures (1934-2018). The building’s architecture echoed the tree canopy in the couple’s Cathedral neighbourhood back home in Regina. Both these natural and manmade spaces serve to lift the eye upward toward a more contemplative, perhaps spiritual, realm. Arches plays with space and scale; the worlds within worlds.